Chris Marquardt and Volumetric Light

Episode 1765 (1:11:21)

Chris Marquardt

Chris joins Leo to talk about volumetric light. Light can have a shape and you have to be at the right place at the right time to capture it. So it helps to always have a camera with you. It also takes down contrast, making blacks less black. A point light source and some fog or mist contribute to it. It's also known as "God rays." It's why concerts tend to use fog machines to create volumetric light on stage. Dust is another contributor to volumetric light. It can be seen in caves and canyons when light emanates from a hole. To find out when the light will be ideal where you're at, check out The Photographer's Ephemeris App. (iOS)

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Our next photo assignment is - VINTAGE (this time with two conditions: no people, no sweaters). Take a photo of, about or otherwise concerning the concept of "VINTAGE and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word "TGVINTAGE" as well! And if Chris likes it, it could end up on next week's photo contest review segment!

And don't forget to check out Chris' new one on one photography workshop Photo Sensei.